Newspaper office in Lykens sent four young printers off to fight the Civil War in 1861

Four young men walked out of the offices of the Lykens Journal in 1861 to join the Union Army. Only one came back.


A Civil War officer described a rowdy party with his comrades… and found himself in a heap of trouble

The officers of the 96th Pennsylvania allegedly toasted George Washington's birthday during a raucous party in February 1862.

“Very Profitable and Productive”- Developing Williams Valley’s Anthracite Mines During the Civil War

Industrialist Henry Thomas worked with infamous Pennsylvania politicians to develop the coal trade in Williams Valley during the Civil War.